After graduating Hudson Valley Community College with a criminal justice degree, Ryan served in the U.S. Army infantry for 4 ½ years, where he deployed in Lithuania and Poland. He came back home to the Capital District in 2018, and started working in the Codes Department later that year.
In January of 2022, Ryan was promoted to a Building Inspector from his previous position as a Code Enforcement Inspector.
"I like being able to get out in the field," he says. "You're helping the City look better and helping make sure the places people live are safe. It's definitely a job where you can find a sense of fulfillment." His passion outside of work? Sports - particularly the Yankees, Jets, and Nets.